Video: Shovels & Rope – “Mississippi Nuthin'”
Directed by Marke Johnson. From By Blood, out now on Dualtone.
The video is funny but the song is sad as its narrator deals with feelings of jealousy of a friend who has left them behind.
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent say, “This song is about a frustrated guy who feels like he deserves more out of life than he’s been given. He was a star in high school and now he’s a regular Joe in the workforce who’s convinced he’s better than his current situation and that he’s about to break out and hit it big with one of his genius ideas.”
We watched you on TV at the recovery
The sound was good but you’re always looking down
Don’t take this personally
But man if that was me
I’d make more eye contact with the camera
And kinda work the crowd
If you live long enough, you’ll probably end up on both sides of this situation at different times in your life. Try to be gracious when you’re doing well and not too bitter when your friends are doing better than you. Ambition is healthy, competetiveness can be gross.
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Shovels & Rope 2020 Tour Dates
March 6 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
April 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
April 3 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April 4 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
April 5 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
April 7 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
April 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Ludlow Garage
April 10 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
April 11 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
April 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
April 15 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
April 18-19 – North Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival
April 25 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 22-23 – Augusta, GA @ Papa Joe’s Banjo BBQ
July 18-19 – Whitefish, MT @ Under the Big Sky Festival
August 6-8 – Waynesville, OH @ Bellwether Festival
September 12-13 – Chattanooga, TN @ Moon River Music Festival